Compiled by LOH FOON FONG, NG SI HOOI and R. ARAVINTHAN
MALAYSIAN Indian Restaurant Owners Association president T. Muthusamy hailed the RM2.66mil state government allocation for pest eradication in Selangor, Malaysia Nanban reported.
State executive council member and assemblyman for Sementa Dr. Daroyah Binti Alwi announced the allocation recently.
The money will be spent to assist the 12 local councils in the state to eradicate rats, cockroaches and other pests in restaurants and eateries.
Muthusamy said restaurant operators should step up their own efforts and work with the authorities to eradicate pests.
> A politician in Tamil Nadu, India nearly lost his dhoti (sarong-like garment) after opposition party supporters objected to him driving a government-operated bus in party-coloured dhoti, Tamil Nesan reported.
A group of opposition supporters from the DMK party staging a protest at a bus depot saw the man in a ruling AIADMK party-coloured dhoti driving a bus towards the depot.
They blocked the bus and tried to pull off the garment but he managed to escape by driving into the depot.
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